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Why Was Jesus Weeping

When Jesus wept before the tomb of Lazarus what was he weeping over?

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 ---mima on 1/3/08
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Good Grief! Since Jesus KNEW that Lazarus would be there waiting for him in the tomb(DEAD), LONG before his creation of our world, then why would he even be weeping for Lazarus? Is he weeping over his own sudden inabilities? NO! NO! NO! He is weeping because of the DISBELIEF of the people, just like today's modern Laodecian Church...with their auditioning, college educated ministers tickling the itching ears across America with their degrees in secular humanism!!! For God sakes!! READ JEREMIAH 23.
---Greely on 3/6/08

Jesus understood the pain of losing someone close to His heart. In the Book of John (11:1-44), we learn that Jesus lost a friend named Lazarus. Jesus was deeply moved and wept at the loss of His friend.
---Court7646 on 2/29/08

He groaned in the Spirit. used here to mean angry. Christ was probably angry at the root cause of all this sorrow and grief. Jesus broke out into tears. A reminder of the humanity of Christ and His love and concern for His people.
---catherine on 2/7/08

Mima::Jesus was incarnate His weeping was 2 fold sorrow as a Man & sorrow as a God who was perplexed at the lack of their understanding.
---Emcee on 2/7/08

Mima::Jesus was incarnate His weeping was 2 fold sorrow as a Man & sorrow as a God who was perplexed at the lack of their understanding.
---Emcee on 2/7/08

I believe Jesus wept because of the unbelief of those standing by." 37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?

38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it." John 11:37-38
---Mima on 2/7/08

Psalm 56:8 "You have taken account of my wanderings,Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book"?

This verse should show that God is deeply moved by our suffering and greif. He knows certain things are too hard for us to understand. I believe the tears of Jesus were tears of empathy.
---j._nonymous on 1/7/08

Yes, Catherine, I agree with what you said. YAHUSHUA cried, for He also knew the Joy that laid ahead of His Victory over Death. That someday, GOD's people will not have to cry over the death of loved ones with bitter tears as those of the lost world do. The Saint's tears can be dried by the Hope of reconciliation with their "dead" loved ones in Heaven. YAHUSHUA wept for this Fact too. And, OH, how he wanted His followers to UNDERSTAND this! YAH Bless!
---Gordon on 1/6/08

I don't believe these people, why don't they get some study tools? Here we are reminded of the humanity of Christ and His love and concern for His p. The p. was not a request but of thanksgiving. Jesus close communion with the F. so that the people may believe that the Father had sent Him. I wonder how many people believes today. Note: These passages, in no way teaches s.-s. or unconsciousness. D. for the S. is restful s. from the p. of this world. Praise God, but a full consciousness of another world.
---catherine on 1/4/08

I believe YAHUSHUA wept over the death of His friend Lazarus, right along with the rest of the friends and family. And, He may have wept over the cruelty and ugliness of Death and how it destoys His beautiful Creation of humanity. Also, for the coming Victory that He would soon have over Death by His Sacrifice. YAHUSHUA had feelings too. Sometimes that's easy to forget that.
---Gordon on 1/4/08

donna,he didn,t want everyone ,just lazarus
---tom2 on 1/4/08

My guess is that he wept over the condition of faithlessness and the grief it caused among even those who believed on him. I think he was genuinely hurt.

(John 11:23) Jesus was "troubled" (KJV) by everyone's weeping, they wept at an apparent loss instead of rejoicing at his arrival and the Power of God that he commanded.

Remember that's a guess, I surely can't speak for him on this.
---Pharisee on 1/3/08

Jesus was weeping because the people didn't get it. The death that they expended so much energy was only temporary. It was not the death of seperation, only the ceasing of breathe.
---dan on 1/3/08

Their unbelief. "If you were here, Lazareth wouldn't have died." Lazareth died and Jesus waited many days to go and raise him from the dead, can you answer why? Because he didn't want man telling him when to raise Lazareth, He waited for a word from His Father God to tell him wheh to go and raise Lazareth up. The deeper question is: Why did Jesus say, "Lazareth, come forth"
---Donna on 1/3/08

jesus knew lazarus was dead,and that he was going to resurrect him.I believe he weeped with and because lazarus,s sisters were probably weeping.we also weep for joy at times.or maybe he weep for non belief on the sisters part.
---tom2 on 1/3/08

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